Print Matters: The MagaZine Scene

September 12th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg


CHRONOGRAM CONGRATS: Our congratulations go out to everyone at Chronogram on the mid-Hudson Valley monthly magazine’s 20th anniversary. It’s a tough world out there in Magazine Land – especially for a big, glossy like the Kingston-based Chronogram – and the mag mortality rate is high. (We still fondly remember the short-lived Capital Region edition of the mag circa 2007, edited by Timothy Cahill.) So a double-decade anniversary is most certainly cause for serious celebration. Here’s to another 20 years…


COVER BOY/COVER GIRL: Yes, that’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter peeking at you from the cover of the upcoming issue of Filter. It’s the first big national music mag cover story for Saratoga’s own Phantogram, and it’s slated to hit newstands on Friday (September 13).

UPSTATE ARTS: The premiere issue of Up the River: A Journal of Poetry, Art & Photography is now available. The brainchild of poet-artists Jill Crammond and Keith Spencer, the first issue was edited by Carissa Haberland, Mary Panza and Thom Francis, and published by Albany Poets Press, celebrating the best in the arts not just from upstate New York, but from around the world.

ST. ROSE SCORES: Music industry mag Billboard has named Albany’s College of Saint Rose as one of 35 schools and universities with the top music business programs in North America. In its 2013 music business school guide, “Rock Enroll,” Billboard cites Saint Rose for its performance- and recording-based program that combines development of students’ technical, artistic and promotional skills with real-world artist management and production experience. Billboard notes that the College’s music industry program is for musicians who also want to “master the business side of the industry.”


LIVE: Filter @ Jillian’s, 3/6/12 (A Slight Return)

April 23rd, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg


Review and photographs by Brian Tromans

Platinum-selling artist Filter visited Jillian’s in Albany last month to help promote the group’s latest album, “The Trouble with Angels,” as they prepared to record their next album, “Gurney And The Burning Books” schedule for a fall release. Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Atreyu, Saliva) will be handling the production chores.

Frontman Richard Patrick wrote much of the material for the new CD with current guitarist Jonny Radtke (Kill Hannah, Ashes Divide, Polar Moon), who joined the group last year. According to recent interviews, inspiration for the new material comes from the group’s platinum hit “Hey Man, Nice Shot” and things going on in Patrick’s life, including a feeling of betrayal from people surrounding him. On the topic of the overall direction of the new CD, Patrick said, “We have this beautiful record that starts off heavy and mean and then it goes back to the more moody, almost joyful parts of life… We just aspire to make the songs as good, and I think the songwriting is superior. We just have to make sure the performances are as desperate and powerful as those crazy takes I did when I was kid.”

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LIVE: Filter @ Jillian’s, 3/6/12

April 19th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

With 21 years leading Filter under his belt, lead vocalist Richard Patrick hasn’t lost one iota of his in-your-face, punk-meets-rock persona.

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Tell Your Friends!

June 3rd, 2009, 1:01 pm by Sara


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